Steeles Tavern Manor and Alpine Hideaway Cottages

8400 N Lee Hwy , Steeles Tavern, VA 24476 USA (Show map) Diamond Collection

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Tucked into the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on 50 acres in the heart of the Shenandoah Valley lies Steeles Tavern Manor B&B. Our 1916-built 5 bedroom Virginia manor house is located in a peaceful country setting, midway between Staunton and Lexington, with a spring-fed pond, walking grounds and babbling creek. The Inn's updated decor offers a warm, relaxing environment and has a wine theme highlighted with each guest room named for a wine varietal native to Virginia.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service5.0
  • Value4.9
  • Cleanliness5.0
  • Onsite Dining4.9

Anniversary getaway

5 on May 03, 2016

Melissa and Ray are very gracious hosts. We stayed a night in the Chardonnay room and a night in the Ivy cabin. Melissa and Ray offered suggestions for things to do, where to dine, and wineries to enjoy. The breakfast at the B&B was outstanding. We liked the French toast Melissa made so much we asked for the recipe. This was our first B&B experience. The Chardonnay room is on the first floor it has a sitting room and a large walk in shower. the bedding is soft and comfortable.We enjoyed the private hot tub at the cabin and the king four post bed.

Definitely worth a return visit

5 on April 19, 2016

We don't stay at many bed and breakfasts, but this one is definitely worth a return visit. It was perfectly located for our purpose. Their directions were spot on, their hospitality amazing, their breakfast delicious, and the room was gorgeous, as was the whole house.

Weekend couples getaway

5 on April 18, 2016

The Inn was well maintained and Melissa and Ray were great hosts. The rooms were what he had expected. We had stayed in Petit Verdot Suite and it had a nice sitting room along with a spacious bath and gas stove. The Inn is close to hiking, vineries and two great little town of Lexington and Staunton VA. Melissa's breakfast...

Absolutely lovely!

5 on January 06, 2016

All around first class with delightful hosts on a beautiful venue.

A first class B&B

5 on December 23, 2015

Our stay at Steeles Tavern Inn was delightful. Ray and Melissa were very welcoming and accommodating. The rooms were spotlessly clean and the decor was lovely. The homemade cookies awaiting our arrival and the breakfast the next morning were delicious. We especially enjoyed visiting with the other guests and would hoghly recommend a stay at this B&B.

Best Thanksgiving EVER!

4.8 on December 07, 2015

Our stay was amazing! Ray and Melissa (the owners of the Bed and Breakfast) took great care of us. The level of hospitality they showed us made us feel very welcome and at home. As we entered we were greeted by Ray and he gave us a tour of the home, and immediately made us feel like family. We stayed in the "Norton" which In my opinion was the largest and best looking room. We had a king sized bed, fireplace, and a double Jacuzzi tub. Melissa made sure we had our complimentary homemade cookies waiting for us in our room. Every morning we woke up to coffee and an assortment of teas and different cakes, along with a gourmet breakfast. Their attention to detail and willingness to please did not go un-noticed. If you are looking for a place to get away where your only concern is whether you want to make happy hour or take a dip in the Jacuzzi tub, or relax on the beautiful grounds, then you need to book your stay. You will not be disappointed..... #Trulygenuine people#Lovedourexperience#Fivestarsalltheway!

Home base while hiking

5 on November 29, 2015

We stayed with Ray and Melissa for two days while hiking in the Shenandoah and Blue Ridge. The inn is lovely and so were the in keepers. We stayed in the Chardonnay room with its new luxury shower. It was perfect after a long day of hiking. The happy hour they host is a great opportunity to meet the other guests and get tips on things to do as well as sample some local wines and brews. I highly recommend the Rockbridge Reds. Breakfast was amazing and large enough for big appetites. Melissa's care in preparing fresh using quality local ingredients started every day out right. I hope your stay includes her French Toast Soufflé and bacon. Yum!!!

Love this place

5 on November 22, 2015

This is a great Bed and Breakfast! Melissa and Ray have gone the extra mile to ensure that their guests have an enjoyable visit right down to the smallest detail. We arrived at this 100+ year old home that has been so beautifully renovated to find amazing craftsmanship original to the period in which it was built. The decor and furniture are beautiful and inviting. Some older homes can have an old smell (my nose is sensitive) but this home smelled great. My husband and I stayed in the Norton and its bedroom and bathroom are very spacious and it has a beautiful electric fireplace. The sheets, robes, and towels were so soft! There is a Keurig coffee/tea maker upstairs with other complimentary drinks and snacks. We had dinner in Staunton at the Mill Street grill. Breakfast was rosemary potatoes, local bacon, southwest quiche, and baked grapefruit with a really good crusted cinnamon topping. I'm not sure of the type of coffee that she used but it was very good and smooth. Breakfast was great! I can't say enough good things about our stay at the manor and would highly recommend it!

Social hour was great

5 on November 04, 2015

Steeles Tavern Manor was our first introduction into a Select Registry property. What a great introduction. Everything had been considered to enhance our stay-from the luxurious sheets to the beautiful room. The overall ambiance was outstanding and very tasteful. The breakfast in the morning was very well done and well presented. We especially like the “social” hour in the afternoon as a way to get acquainted with other guests and our hosts. Since we were new to the area, it gave us a chance to ask questions and exchange notes on where to go and what to see. A very nice touch!

Wonderful place to relax!

5 on October 28, 2015

Great spot to spend our 25th Wedding Anniversary!

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Rooms & Rates

Cabernet Franc Room

Five large windows on the north side of the house await you in this room with a king poster bed. Relax in your wing back chair with your feet up on your ottoman while reading a book in front of the electric fireplace. Or sit and enjoy views of our grounds and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. The spacious bathroom features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Cabernet Franc Room and Viognier Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Viognier Room

A king-size bed with a gas Franklin Stove awaits you in this second-floor bedroom, located in the northwest corner of the house with a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the background from late Fall to Spring. Enjoy the warmth of the Franklin Stove and a good book while sitting in your wing back chair and feet up on your ottoman. The soft green color walls, pine hardwood floor and grape themed area rug creates a relaxing environment. Later, relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head. The Viognier Room and Cabernet Franc Room can be combined and locked off to use together with your family or friends in privacy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Norton Room

Named for the Norton grape varietal, this spacious, light-filled room features a king sleigh bed in the southwest corner on the second floor. Sit and relax on your chairs with your feet on the ottoman while enjoying the pastoral views and an electric fireplace. The beautiful dark-stained pine floor and grape-themed area rug complements the Norton name. The spacious bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub/shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Petit Verdot Room

This second-floor queen bed suite includes a Franklin Stove and a separate sitting room, overlooking our pond and rolling pasture (and sunrise if you are an early riser) to the east. The spacious sitting room includes two comfortable wing back chairs and an ottoman to put your feet up and relax. Plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The bath features a large double Jacuzzi tub / shower combination. Relax together in the tub or take an enjoyable shower under the rain shower head.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

Chardonnay Suite

This wine themed room is named for the Chardonnay grape varietal, Virginia?s most grown grape. A queen sleigh bed awaits you in this ground-floor suite with views of the pond and pasture. The oak wood floor is accented with grape theme area rugs in the bedroom and sitting rooms. The cozy sitting room has a corner electric fireplace along with two comfortable chairs and an ottoman with a wooden tray top plus a mini refrigerator stocked with waters and sodas. The private bathroom has been recently remodeled! The Jacuzzi tub and shower have been replaced by a 5 foot large glass walk-in shower. It is equipped with 2 shower heads, one being a 10-inch rain shower head spraying the water down from the ceiling. Two sinks have replaced the single pedestal sink. Updated photo will be posted soon!

  • Maximum Capacity: 3

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Location Type

Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Drive-in Movie Theater during Summer, Breweries, Blue Ridge Parkway access, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Ski area, University, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Library, Parking, Pool, Videos , Suites have own Fridge w/water & beverages, Centralized Fridge w/water & beverages, Centralized Keurig Coffee Maker, iPod/iPhone Docking Station in rooms, Daily Social Hour

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails

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  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions



Melissa and Ray Alexander

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Wine tasting and wines

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  • Time Served: 8:30 - 9:00
  • Serving Location: Screened-in Porch, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan